It’s that golden moment, the one you always dream about. The moment your boss actually offers you a raise, and you didn’t have to ask for it! It doesn’t happen often, unless you have something in your contract that stipulates your pay increases, or some other sort of mandated pay raise. Related: 3 Ways To Get Noticed, Get A Promotion, And Get A RAISE! However, for the majority, an impromptu raise is just a dream. There are no promises to be made here. Many raises, even those you ask for, depend on a variety of factors. You have control over whether or not you deserve a raise, but not always on getting one. Luckily, there are some things you can do that will push you closer towards getting a raise, whether you ask for one or not.
How do you position yourself for a promotion? Related: 4 Things To Do Before Asking For A Promotion Even in a city like mine, Las Vegas, which still boasts the nation’s highest unemployment, for the approximately 65-75% of us who are fully employed, this is as good of a time as ever to start thinking about how to climb to the next level of professional success.
Almost every time I meet with a prospective client, they share with me their desire to get noticed so they can get promoted and ultimately increase their income. I hear things like “I am tired of being passed over,” “No one notices or values me or my work,” “I am underpaid and underappreciated,” or worse yet, “If something doesn’t change soon, I don’t know what I am going to do.” Do you hear yourself in any of these phrases? If so, then read on to learn my top three ways to get noticed, get promoted, and get a raise.
How do you ask for a raise? This is a common thought on nearly every employee’s mind. No matter how much you make, you will always want more. So, how does one approach the matter without being all stressed out? If you're the right kind of employee that has been adding value and contributing to the company, your chances will be higher. If you doubt your own contribution, the process below should allow you a chance to self evaluate your own contributions and gauge if you should be asking for a pay raise. There are quite a bit of information you need to prepare and research before you make the final approach to your boss. Here is how you can prepare asking for a pay raise: